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Sleepiness = feeling the desire to sleep/ tired.
Most can: Some antidepressants are especially sedating, e.g., Remeron (mirtazapine) (mirtazepine), sinequan (trazodone), Elavil (amitriptyline), & nefazodone. Most of the others can be mildly sedating. A few are rarely sedating, e.g. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Prozac (fluoxetine). Individuals vary greatly in how sleepy a given antidepressant will make them, so this is just a general guideline. ...Read more
Sleepiness = feeling the desire to sleep/ tired.
Is it bad that i havn't slept in 5 days? I mean im not sleepy at all, is it a medical condition. Besides insomnia?
UnlikelyPrimaryBasis: Classic symptoms of anemia are more rapid resting & especially heart rate (pumping fewer RBCs around body faster to compensate), fatigue & shortness of breath with exercise, not sleepiness. However, given many interacting issues, anemia symptoms are typically unnoticable to mild unless anemia is marked, e.g. Hb?ed to 2/3 or less of usual. Any symptoms for mild anemia rare;? Other issues? ...Read more
Lots: The best treatment is regular sleep, routine exercise, and proper diet. Many who suffer from fibromyalgia pain have chronic persistent hyper-alertness with over stulation of the sympathtics. I routinely suggest mindfulness or meditation as part of the treatment. The right exercise that promotes proper breathing and mindfulness can be an excellent routine-qigong, tai chi or gentle yoga are great! ...Read more
Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated
Other things I've noticed is I'm sleepy all the time, I've lost 16 pounds in 4 weeks and I'm always freezing!
If you are: Depressed, I would get my thyroid checked. ...Read more
I had Claritin (loratadine) as part of my sinusitis treatment but it makes me sleepy. Does this help me to get used to sinusitis or something?
No: Claritin does not provide decongesting effect and thus would not help your sinusitis. It is however unusual to have drowsiness from Claritin. A nasal steroid spray will likely be of more benefit in hastening your recovery and should likely be continued even after the sinusitis has subsided. Consult an allergist if you have access to one. ...Read more
Daytime sleepiness: Daytime sleepiness is a symptom rather than a disease with a cure. It can be a very dangerous symptom due to the risk of accidents at work or driving etc. You can see how sleepy your are by googling ess and completing the scale. One would start treatment by seeing their primary care to try to clarify the cause. Causes might include shift work, sleep apnea, insomnia, medications, or narcolepsy. ...Read more
How well do you:
Sleep at night. Try these sleep hygiene tips. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in. ...Read more
Amitryptline is helping with my IBS pain while celexa (citalopram) does not? Also, is there drug similar to amitryptline but that does not make me sleepy/ tired?
Tricyclics for pain: Amitryptilline is tricyclics antidepressant that can be used to relieve neuropathic pain. One of the side effects is drowsiness, dry mouth, inability to urinate. These are caused by anticholinergic effects of this drugs. Other tricyclics have less of anticholinergic side effects. These are nortriptilline and disimpramine. Other drug which works well is cymbalta (duloxetine). ...Read more
Probably not: Unless caused by sleep deprivation then the answer would be yes. If you are too sleepy all the time you should talk to your doctor. Your meds could be the reason, your sleep hygeine, not enough sleep, other medical causes too. A work up might be in order and you deserve a good listening to and some answers for why you are so sleepy. ...Read more
I'm in dentistry school and studying is hard, i need to study till 12am to wake up at 6am,how to stay focused, and prevent sleepiness?
Depends: Sometimes the reason that people get sleepy in the middle of the day is because they are not sleeping enough at night or that the sleep that they get at night is not quality. If it is not quality, it may be because they have a sleep disorder. A good place to start this to talk with your primary care. ...Read more
I been on Hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure over a month, I notice my vision gets blurry and I'm always sleepy, what causes this?
Extremely sleepy throughout day, sleep 9+hrs, not depressed, blood tests= no abnormalities, sleep study 2 yrs prev=negative but hereditary, why sleepy?
Sleepy in day?: You could still have a sleep disorder of some kind, possibly undiagnosed sleep apnea. Or you could be taking medications or other substances that make you sleepy (you have not listed any medications). Sleep studies can vary in quality, and some may not pick up existing issues. Nutritional or other problems may need attention. You might consider consulting an integrative medicine doctor. ...Read more
Are there antidepressants for someone who can't tolerate any side effects of seizure risk (childhood hx) & raised pulse & sleepiness (adult hx)?
Yes: Every patient has different responses to each medicine prescribed. Your childhood history is not a reason to avoid a certain class of medication. Your sleepiness may be tied to your medication. There are many classes of medications used for depression, both old and new. Your family practice doc or local psych clinic can help;. ...Read more
I get really tired and sleepy sometimes during the day but mostly in the evenings im in my mid 50s. Can you plz suggest why this is happening??
Can you split pills that are not scored? I want to split a flexeril because they make me too sleepy. But someone told me that you are not suppose to s
Lack Of Sleep/ Meds: 35 years old who is feeling sleepy without any other symptoms. It can be due to not getting a good sleep. Sleep Apnea or if you are taking any prescription or over the counter drugs which can cause sleepiness.If it is a chronic sleepiness it may be due to Narcolepsy. If it is ongoing problem consult your doctor as you may need sleep and other studies to make the diagnosis and treat appropriately ...Read more
Fatigue: Means REST:
post stroke your brain and body have a very lot of healing to do. When the body is recovering from major trauma it can take some time to resolve all the damage that the stroke did. When you are fatigued in this kind of situation it is best to listen to your body and to rest. Rest means: to not work; to not work out; to sleep. ...Read more
Fatigue and lethargy: Extremely common symptoms. I don't see a question to in what you wrote. You should check with the doctor if these symptoms are new or unusual or interfering with your life either at home or work. The possibilities are endless. ...Read more
??: I am sorry; the problem is that your question is so nonspecific that no one will be able to give you a satisfactory answer about your particular concern without giving you a 3-hour lecture about sleep problems. If you are really concerned, ask your doctor. If you can't afford to go to the doctor, ask your mother. ...Read more